Many thanks to our Field Partner GDI Uganda for sharing Stella’s story. Stella, aged 24, pictured in the centre above  says:

“These essential birthing items provided by BKFA/GDI-Uganda, are not easily afforded by pregnant mothers like me in rural areas. This is my second time to deliver and I have reported to the labor ward without a kit due to the high cost of buying these kits from private pharmacies/clinics.  Since the introduction of birthing kits by BKFA/GDI Uganda, not only have I had access to the most essential items but it has also led to great reduction in infections in my new born baby! The birthing kit has made a dramatic change in delivery procedures. This has helped us prevent infection of the mother and the new born”